essex county jail

Photo: "Essex Cell Block"

The Essex County Jail in New Jersey was constructed in 1837 and designed by architect John Haviland, who also designed Eastern State Penitentiary. 

The building served as the primary jail until 1970, when a new facility was constructed. 

Most of the structures on the property were badly damaged during a fire in 2001, but many of the cell blocks were still in tact.